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Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is best known for his Sherlock Holmes stories and novels, yet he considered them only a small part of his literary output. He expected to be remembered for his historical fiction, especially The White Company. He also wrote science fiction novels, short stories, and horror tales. He was knighted for a pamphlet he wrote justifying England's actions during the Boer War, in which he served as a physician in a field hospital. After one of his sons was killed during World War I, he turned to spiritualism for comfort. He became a prominent spiritualist, lecturing and writing frequently on the subject. This book--the first biography of Arthur Conan Doyle written for young adults--provides a lively account of the writer's fascinating life. Pascal considers the overlaps between the fictional Holmes and Watson and their creator, and draws a memorable picture of late Victorian society. Sidebars containing excerpts from Doyle's writings, and numerous photographs and illustrations invigorate the captivating narrative.

Oxford Portraits is a new series of biographies for young adults. Written by prominent writers and historians, each of these titles is designed to supplement the core texts of the middle and high school curriculum with intriguing, thoroughly informative and insightful accounts of the lives and work of the notable men and women who helped shape history. Each book is illustrated with numerous graphics, photographs, and documents. A unique feature is the inclusion of sidebars containing primary source material, mostly excerpts from the subject's writings. A chronology, further reading list, and index rounds out every volume.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-154) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195122626
Author:
Pascal, Janet
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Pascal, Janet
Author:
null, Janet B.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
History, World | British | 19th C
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Series:
Oxford Portraits
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Young adult
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 b/w illus.
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.600 x 9.300 in 0.938 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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